Dr Bill Webster BEM

Dr Bill Webster

After a quarter of a century supporting families across the world, grief counsellor and author Dr Bill Webster has been awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) in the King’s New Year Honours List.

Dr Bill, who regularly shares his experience and knowledge in SAIFInsight, has spent years

conducting many professional and educational seminars on the topics of grief and loss and his books have been widely distributed around the country.

On learning of his BEM honour, Dr Bill said: “I was completely flabbergasted by this recognition and feel both honoured and humbled to have had my work recognised in this way. “But the biggest reward will always be in knowing that I have helped so many people through their grief journey.”

Dr Bill is a member of the Association for Death Education and Grief Counselling and has been awarded its prestigious Fellow in Thanatology in recognition of his lifetime contribution to the field of grief counselling. He has previously been awarded a British Citizen Award (BCA) in recognition of his work in helping communities organise and facilitate community grief support programmes in the UK.

He continues to pioneer innovative grief support programmes and will shortly launch When Life Changes, an initiative with Malcolm Flanders and Karen Trickett to make grief support readily available and accessible to people in a variety of situations and communities. The website www.whenlifechanges.com will go live shortly.

For grief support, guidance and bereavement resources visit griefjourney.com and you can find Dr Bill on Facebook as Bill Webster and on X (formerly known as Twitter) @DrBillWebster.

Dr Bill will also be attending the National Funeral Exhibition (NFE) in June to meet friends, old and new.

You can read his regular column in our past issues or by searching on this site.

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